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  • Julian Cubillos #1520201666622
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    Hi Maria, thank you for reaching our community forum. For us, is important to communicate and solve any issue that could probably happen to one of our pros.

    Fist of all, we recommend you to purchase a good quality condenser mic in order to achieve the best results in your recordings. Here are 10 good condenser mics under 100$.

    • Audio-Technica AT2020.
    • Behringer B-1.
    • Blue Yeti Nano.
    • Samson C01U Pro.
    • Blue Snowball.
    • Behringer C-1U.
    • Audio-Technica AT2010.
    • Tonor Q9.

    Most of the previous mics mentioned are XLR mics, that means that you have to acquire a dedicated USB audio Interface in order to record your voice signal. Here are a few budget options that get the work done with quality.

    https://www.gearank.com/guides/cheap-audio-interface

    If your budget does not support those price ranges, we recommend to use an USB condenser mic. These kind of mics connect directly to your computer, and don't need a dedicated audio interface. Nevertheless, the quality are less impressive than an actual XLR condenser microphone. Here are the best budget USB condenser Microphones.

    • Mackie EM-91CU.
    • Blue Yeti Nano.
    • Blue Yeti.
    • Audio-Technica AT2020USB+
    • Rode NT-USB.
    • Blue Yeti X.
    • Shure MV7.

    Second, not only the microphone can give a good quality to an audio recording, also the space in where te recording happens is important. So we recommend to record in a acoustically treated space that does not a have too much "room echo". If you already have acoustic treatment, it may not be adequate. 

    You'll find tips on acoustic treatment on our community page: https://bit.ly/2MrNsSV.

    Last but not least, you have to edit your recordings in a well suited software capable of editing possibilities such as cuts, fade ins, fade outs, cross fades, dynamic processing, and eq. Here are some free audio softwares that can do the work.

    1. Audacity

    2. Ocenaudio

    3. Ashampoo Music Studio

    4. Audiotool

    5. Acoustica

    Also you should monitoring your recordings on headphones, as it might be counterproductive to monitor in speakers, thus will cause bleeding (recorded signal from your speakers trough your mic), and possible signal feedbacks (loud beeps).

    Let us know if our recommendations and tips were useful to your case. We are here to help and guide your process as a pro in Bunny Studio.

    Best regards.

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  • Intergalaxico #1523391869261
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    Hi Julian, thank you very much for your detailed and most helpful reply. I really appreciate it.

    The described issue or reason why my test was rejected was that there was some echo in the recording.

    I will follow your advice, I would love to try this again. One quick question I have is, before submitting my test and after having made the technical adjustments, would it be possible to submit a small sample of a recording here? I am able to follow your guidelines, but I might not be able to determine the quality of the sound as a sound expert would.  It will be helpful to know if it would be possible to have feedback before I submit.

    Thank you very much for your help. 

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